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  • From the pen of the mayor… Let us strive to move forward, together, in 2022

    | Published on December 29, 2021 at 12:29pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    In the year 2022, let us be the positive influence in the lives of others in our community and beyond. Let us be that someone that others can turn to for guidance and answers to their questions. By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids Onward we go as we now march into the year of… Read More

  • Pelican Press publisher Peterson looked back on 40 years—back in 1947

    | Published on December 29, 2021 at 10:51am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    100 years ago, December 29, 1921 • Christmas Day Brings Misfortune to the Sherin Family Christmas Day did not bring the Christmas cheer to the C. W. Sherin family, for they lost their fine home and much of the contents by fire that day. The fire was noticed in the basement of the house about… Read More

  • Frustrated with Pelican dam removal, roundabout plan

    | Published on December 29, 2021 at 10:49am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    I saw what is left of the dam yesterday again. It made my blood boil. How can getting rid of a magnificent thing like the dam be for the city’s benefit? Just because some educated bureaucrat says it’s good, doesn’t mean he knows what he’s talking about! Seems like the bureaucrats are trying to demote… Read More

  • It could be an ugly season down at the Mill Pond and Pelican damsite

    | Published on December 29, 2021 at 10:46am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Revised schedule for river restoration won’t be pretty for a season, but maybe temporary ‘dam art’ will soften the blow An ugly, gray, concrete slab, with maybe a trickle of water splashing over it. That’s what the Pelican Rapids city dam may look like over the summer of 2022. Not really the iconic image that has… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor… A most wonderful time, but remember those who may be struggling

    | Published on December 22, 2021 at 1:41pm CST Nicole WK| Author: Nicole WK

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    By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!! This popular Christmas song was written in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle, and is most famous as sung by Mr. Andy Williams. The song tells us that this is the “hap-happiest time of the year.” Another popular… Read More

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